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Boot Camp Books Wanted: NTC Orlando - The Rudder

The following sailors or their families are seeking a replacement book or scans of a section(s) of their company's Rudder Graduation Book. If you have this book in your possession, please contact the requestor by email.

Date of Query: 31 December 2016
Name: Joe Davis
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 100
Date Graduated: 1969
Memory of Boot Camp: A whirlwind of memories are conjured up when I start thinking back. April 1969 was an Eye opener. My two older brothers went to San Diego RTC and had told me all the sea stories and horror stories. I was shocked to discover we would be sleeping in air conditioned barracks. Chow was not bad but the transition from civilian to sailor was incredable. I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything…but I wouldn’t do it again!=
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Date of Query: 19 January 2017
Name: James Miles
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 151
Date Graduated: July to September 1991
Memory of Boot Camp: N/A
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Date of Query: 23 February 2017
Name: Harding Howell
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: Unknown - CC was Wagner
Date Graduated: August 1977
Memory of Boot Camp: N/A
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Date of Query: 4 March 2017
Name: Beau L. Harris
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: I075
Date Graduated: 1994
Memory of Boot Camp: My story starts at the End of March 1994. I Left the Salt Lake City Airport headed for Orlando, Florida. I was 19. I was help in a company prep barrack for about 2 days until my company was formed. We then moved to our permanent barracks. My time in RTC Orlando was fun. made some friends and enjoyed learning more about Naval Life. My Company and Training group graduated at the end of May 1994. If I had the opportunity to do it over again or if they called me back in it I would gladly do so. Lost my copy moving after discharge.
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Date of Query: 20 March 2017
Name: James W. Delk
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: C047
Date Graduated: 12/1987 to 02/1988
Memory of Boot Camp: Looking for our Rudder. I lost mine in Hurricane Katrina.
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Date of Query: 6 July 2017
Name: Manuel R. Marin
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 079
Date Graduated: 1978
Memory of Boot Camp: Looking for a Graduation Yearbook
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Date of Query: 19 July 2017
Name: Sally Helgeson
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: K085
Date Graduated: 1989
Memory of Boot Camp: I am interested in finding the bootcamp graduation book (The Rudder) from the Orlando RTC.
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Date of Query: 23 July 2017
Name: Robert Cozad
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: C087
Date Graduated: 1985
Memory of Boot Camp: Best time and somewhat scary, but after joining the fleet and doing my service, I would definately do it all over again.
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Date of Query: 26 July 2017
Name: Jason Willink
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 085
Date Graduated: 1980
Memory of Boot Camp: Looking for my Uncle-in-law. He got out in 1985 and would like to get a copy of the pictures from his boot camp.
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Date of Query: 14 September 2017
Name: David A. Shed
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 191
Date Graduated: 1969
Memory of Boot Camp: I graduated with Co. 191 but my photo and initial company is unknown. I know my CC was MMSC Sanders and he was a hard ass. He had me held back for two weeks because I flunked an inspection.
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Date of Query: 16 September 2017
Name: Renea H. Waite (Venable)
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: K052
Date Graduated: March 1981
Memory of Boot Camp: My name at that time was Renea H. Venable. I have lost all of my Navy stuff and wished I would have kept better track of things and especially my yearbook from those awesome times! And pictures of the young me to show my grandchildrern. I am also looking for my graduation picture from when I graduated from Radioman "A" School in San Diego, CA.
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Date of Query: Sun 2015-05-31 15:26
Name: Don Brown
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: C012
Date Graduated: 1986
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Date of Query: Wed 2015-02-04 19:16
Name: Felicia Freeman
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: K091
Date Graduated: July 1989
Memory of Boot Camp: I am in search of my graduating book from boot camp.
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Date of Query: Mon 2015-02-02 10:18
Name: Matthew Smith
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: C177
Date Graduated: 1988
Memory of Boot Camp: CC's SH1 Riley and AMH1 Justice. We had a guy named Shane Webster that transferred from the Army to become a navy seal. The navy in thier wisdom put him back through navy boot camp. We were probably the only recruit company singing airborne cadence and to have a recruit graduate march in Grad day wearing airborne ice cream cone medal. I am looking to replace a long lost copy of my yearbook.
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Date of Query: Tue 2015-01-20 09:32
Name: Doug Harker
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 166
Date Graduated: Jul.-Sept. 1973
Memory of Boot Camp: CC Brewer (I think he was a Boiler Repairman Senior Chief)
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Date of Query: Tue 2014-11-11 21:01
Name: Eddie J Smith
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: C023
Date Graduated: 1979
Memory of Boot Camp: Need lost photo for my son
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Name: Rick T. Collison
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: C240
Date Graduated: 1984
Memory of Boot Camp: The 5th week "Work Week" I got to be a "bubble head"  we were so happy, if we were not "escorting" recruits who got in trouble we got to sleep under the bunks -- it was dirty and dusty and we didn't care we were just glad to get the extra sleep!
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Date of Query: Wed 2014-09-10 11:24
Name: Barry A. Ford
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: C-131
Date Graduated: August 1984
Memory of Boot Camp: HELP!!!! I am trying to locate one or both of the following books: Cruise Book for USS POINT LOMA 1983 and Graduation Book RTC Orlando, Company C-131, August 1984. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
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Date of Query: Mon 2014-09-01 15:39
Name: Laurence Daniels
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: C003
Date Graduated: 1972
Memory of Boot Camp: I'm trying to locate a copy of the Rudder from RTC Orlando.
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Date of Query: Mon 2014-07-14 12:39
Name: Gary Humphreys
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: C143
Date Graduated: July 1981
Memory of Boot Camp: I actually purchased this book while in Boot Camp, but it was never delivered…I called a couple months after graduation and never received a call back. C143 was in Division 5 and our CC (who was awesome) was CPO Weil…..Never forget those days in Orlando. I would pay a nice fee for this copy of “The Rudder”
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Date of Query: Tue 2014-06-10 00:11
Name: Phyllis Ann Graham
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 7063 OR 7064
Date Graduated: 1973
Memory of Boot Camp: I like so many of my naval brothers and sisters am looking for my navy RTC year book from Orlando, FL.  I went there in the year of 1973.  I believe my company was 7063 or 7064.  I am not sure of the company.  However,  there were not too many females there at the time.  Don’t ask me to find names of my boot camp friends because, I as the others did not make any friends nor do I remember their names at the time. I hope you can help me this was the only picture i took with the navy.  Hurricane Katrina took it from me.
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Date of Query: 2014-05-13 15:32
Name: Anthony L. Falcon
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 168
Date Graduated: 1976
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Wed 2014-01-15 07:22
Name: GG Archives
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 212
Date Graduated: 1970
Memory of Boot Camp: A Navy ring was found in eastlake ohio, initials of VNV engraved inside band. Finder would like to locate owner.
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Date of Query: Fri 2014-10-10 18:26
Name: George Dain Smith
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 007
Date Graduated: 1983
Memory of Boot Camp: Mine was lost years ago.  I am looking for a replacement.
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Date of Query: Thu 2014-05-01 08:33
Name: Nakki A. (Johnson) McCormick
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: K008 Section Leader 6
Date Graduated: Jan 1990
Memory of Boot Camp: I am looking for my graduation book  hopefully this can help me in replacing photos that I lost during Katrina
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Date of Query: Sun 2014-04-20 01:47
Name: Jerry Booker
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: Unknown
Date Graduated: 1989
Memory of Boot Camp: I am trying to find a picture of my husband Jerry Booker from the Navy Rutter class of 1989 from Orlando Florida. His yearbook was lost in the house fire. It was a precious memory for him and I'd like to replace it for him.
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Date of Query: Tue 2014-04-08 15:01
Name: Richard Botting
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 319
Date Graduated: December 1974
Memory of Boot Camp: I am looking for the Rudder out of Orlando RTC for Company 319 started training in October 1974 and graduated December 1974. Something I will never forget as hard at the time, but now realized that it help me become the person I am today.
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Date of Query: Sun 2014-03-09 11:38
Name:
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: C018
Date Graduated: 1982
Memory of Boot Camp: Hi.looking for this book.would appreciate any information on how to get one.thank-you.
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Date of Query: Tue 2013-12-17 23:14
Name: Barnett Heglar
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 069
Date Graduated: JAN 80-MAR 80
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Sun 2013-11-24 03:59
Name: Karen Alston
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: K124
Date Graduated: 1989
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Tue 2013-11-19 10:17
Name: Mark Cochran
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 490
Date Graduated: 7/1975
Memory of Boot Camp: Sure would like to find a copy of my graduating class year book.
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Date of Query: Mon 2013-11-11 22:57
Name: Robert Trayler
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 180
Date Graduated: 1984
Memory of Boot Camp: Boot Camp was hard at first because I was over weight but my company mates kept me motivated and help me get through and pass so I could graduate and go to the Fleet.  I was in the Navy for 12 1/2 years and got out a PN1 in 1997.
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Date of Query: Sun 2013-11-10 18:38
Name: Steven Fast Jr.
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: C081
Date Graduated: 1993
Memory of Boot Camp: I'd be very interested in finding a yearbook from 1993
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Date of Query: Thu 2013-10-31 07:08
Name: Michael Washington
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: C189
Date Graduated: 1989
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Tue 2013-10-15 11:19
Name: Shelli G Clark
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: K045
Date Graduated: Apr 1984
Memory of Boot Camp: Lost everything I ever owned in a fire over 10 years ago, wanted to restore some of my happier memories. Thank you! Shelli G Clark Barentine
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Date of Query: Mon 2013-08-19 18:36
Name: Phyllis Dodrill
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 3070
Date Graduated: June - August 1976
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Fri 2013-07-12 16:35
Name: William J. Lofink, Jr.
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: C245
Date Graduated: 1987 NOV 13
Memory of Boot Camp: lost my Rudder in a hurricane (water damage) would love to find and buy one.
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Date of Query: Wed 6/26/2013 0:11
Name: Christine Blair
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: K040
Date Graduated: 1992
Memory of Boot Camp: I am searching for others from my boot camp company and need a copy of the Rudder.
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Date of Query: Fri 6/21/2013 11:50
Name: Alisha (Baugh) Muroni
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: K003
Date Graduated: 1990
Memory of Boot Camp: I have come to the conclusion of my career and realize that I do not have one single pic of when I started this journey. To have a copy of The Rudder from my beginning would make the ending that much more special. E-1 to 0-4...what an adventurous and challenging journey.
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Date of Query: Wed 6/12/2013 21:57
Name: Mike Krysiak
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: c204
Date Graduated: july 1984 to sept. 1984
Memory of Boot Camp: My company was the c204, chief petty officer Boles and petty officer Sandberg were our C.C's looking for rudder year book
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Date of Query: Thu 6/6/2013 16:54
Name: Gerald L Porter
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: I058
Date Graduated: 1992
Memory of Boot Camp: Guidon for the company with BT1 Hickman and PH2 Cline as my CC's great group of sailors both male and female (Aug-Oct)
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Date of Query: Wed 5/29/2013 14:17
Name: John Thompson
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 1982
Date Graduated: C114
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Tue 5/28/2013 15:16
Name: Cheryl J. Sanders (Robertson)
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 3204 (Waves)
Date Graduated: FEB-APR 1975
Memory of Boot Camp: I'm looking for a copy of "The Rudder" - mine was lost in transit and I never got a chance to look through it. I would greatly appreciate any help you could provide in locating a replacement.
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Date of Query: Sat 5/4/2013 20:34
Name: Donna Galliani
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: K025
Date Graduated: 1986
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Tue 4/23/2013 7:53
Name: Terry Grafton
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: C170
Date Graduated: Aug. 1990 thru Oct. 1990
Memory of Boot Camp: I was hoping to get a copy of the Rudder
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Date of Query: Fri 3/29/2013 14:13
Name: Chris H.
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 322
Date Graduated: 12/1974
Memory of Boot Camp: Interested in obtaining a copy of "The Rudder. I was stationed at RTC in Orlando, Fla. from 10/1974 to 12/1974 My company was #322 MMRC Dooley, Company name was "Dooly's Diggers. I had a great time (but didn't realize it then) All I remember is humpin it out on the grinder,sweating like a hog. Then a good night's sleep on cool,crisp sheets. Ahhhh. Sorry to see it's gone, feel like a lost a dear friend.
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Date of Query: Wed 3/27/2013 12:53
Name: Kimberly Capaldi
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: K126 and K131
Date Graduated: August 1985
Memory of Boot Camp: I am looking for The Rudder from Orlando when I was in Bootcamp; August 1985, K126 and K131.
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Date of Query: Tue 3/19/2013 17:03
Name: David E Marrero
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: i016
Date Graduated: 1993
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Tue 3/5/2013 0:37
Name: Kenneth Temple
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: C023
Date Graduated: Nov - 1991 to Jan - 1992
Memory of Boot Camp:
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Date of Query: Sat 2/23/2013 13:27
Name: Johnny Dones
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: C-130
Date Graduated: 1986
Memory of Boot Camp: "We came.  We saw.  We Kicked."
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Date of Query: Wed 1/30/2013 0:50
Name: Mark Dennen
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 308
Date Graduated: 1977
Comment: I am searching for a copy of The Rubber Navy Basic Training Year Book- Orlando, Fl. from 1977 Company 308 any help is appreciated.
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Date of Query: Mon 1/21/2013 4:10 PM
Name: Rick Germany
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: 302 - Bat 6
Date Graduated: Nov - 1973 - Jan 1974
Memory of Boot Camp: Chief  Harrison- CC
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Date of Query: Thu 10/18/2012 5:32 PM
Name: Jerry Booker
Location: Naval RTC Orlando, Fl
Company: C197
Date Graduated: 1989
Memory of Boot Camp: I was trying to find a copy of that year's Rudder because I lost mine in a fire.
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  • Date of Query: Mon 8/27/2012 5:07 PM
  • Name: Maria Gore
  • Location: Orlando FL
  • Company: 91-K058
  • Date Graduated: 1991
  • Memory of Boot Camp: Not Provided
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  • Date of Query: Wed 8/15/2012 2:37 PM
  • Name: Angela M. Moore
  • Location: Orlando FL
  • Company: 94-I069
  • Date Graduated: 1994
  • Memory of Boot Camp: Living in the barracks right next to the gas chamber and getting into trouble the day of the gas chamber....I ended up being one of the last to get out as punishment. The roaches were huge! Washed my money chits during the 1st week which is the bad example used to orient the rest of the recruits once they arrived to complete the company I was assigned to. Would like to obtain this book as we are planning a reunion for our sister company I070 and brother company I069. Many memories, many friends.
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  • Date of Query: Sun 8/5/2012 10:06 PM
  • Name: Eduardo Varela
  • Location: Orlando FL
  • Company: 79-038
  • Date Graduated: 1979
  • Memory of Boot Camp: Thinking that my year book and my Navy memory's was safe. I just find out from my family that my Navy year book and all my Navy memories and pictures was lost with the Andrew Hurricane.
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